Yesterday, while restating his commitment to assist the FG in turning around and diversifying the country’s economy after being name “Man of the Year 2015’’ by The Guardian Newspapers Limited, he said: “Number one is refinery, Dangote Group is building a refinery which will produce 650,000 barrels of petrol per day.
The current capacity that we have as a country now, both the ones that are working and the ones not working, is just 450,000 barrels per day. Our petrochemical is ten times that of Eleme, we are at 1.3m, Eleme is 120,000, so it will be the largest petrochemical industry in Africa.
In fertilizer production, we are not only trying to satisfy the market, but our size is 3m tonnes which is ten times more than what is available in Nigeria today. We are trying to make sure we satisfy the local needs and also export and we thought about how to address our power issues.
The only way we can address power issues is to have enough gas and sort out distribution. Distribution is important because unless you collect money from the consumers, you cannot grow. There are two sub-sea gas pipelines coming from Bonny which will produce about 3bn volume of gas which is exactly about the same size of LNG.
We are committed to turning around the economy of Nigeria and in the next two and a half years, Nigeria will be the highest oil petroleum products export country, will be the highest in terms of fertilizer export, will be the highest in petrochemicals export. Nigeria will also be the highest in terms of cement export in Africa.”…. I hope ds will convince my ppl to vote me as d next chairman of my Local Government….